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Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.
  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • Where available, URLs for the references have been provided.
  • The text is single-spaced; uses a 12-point font; employs italics, rather than underlining (except with URL addresses); and all illustrations, figures, and tables are placed within the text at the appropriate points, rather than at the end. Please refer to the "ITLJ article template file" in the Author Guidelines.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Abtract in Bahasa Melayu and English for article written using Bahasa Melayu.
  • The manucript has been checked for plagiarism by the author. The similarity index must be less than 20%.

    The editors will recheck the similarity index using Turnitin. Manuscript that not pass the maximum similarity index will be returned to authors.

Author Guidelines

Focus and Scope

The Innovative Teaching and Learning Journal (ITLJ) aims to promote research and scholarship on the integration of technology in education, promote effective practice, and inform policy. ITLJ welcomes previously unpublished manuscripts that advance understanding of educational technology in post-school education settings, including higher and further education, lifelong learning, and training. Please note that following recommendations of a review into the journal's focus we no longer accept manuscripts that focus specifically on school education. We will, however, consider school-related research that has direct relevance to education, such as the transition from school to higher education.

We consider manuscripts that present qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods studies, critical reviews or analyses, and theoretical positions. Descriptions of technology-based implementations without a strong empirical and/or conceptual base will not be considered.

Manuscripts submitted to ITLJ are expected to be well written, as they will not be edited for English expression while under review.

In addition to clearly presenting the background to the study and the results, authors must:

  • Explain the significance of the study and how it advances knowledge in an area relevant to the journal's scope;
  • Set their study within the broader research literature (this is especially important when presenting a context-specific study);
  • If based on an empirical study, detail the methodology (including a description and justification of the approach, the research goals, aims or questions, theoretical/conceptual framework, recruitment/sampling, data collection/production, and data analysis);
  • Discuss the results and/or theoretical ideas in light of the research focus or aims of the paper and in the context of the literature; and
  • Discuss the limitations of the study, implications for policy and practice, and potential future research directions.

Submissions that do not meet these criteria will be returned to authors after an initial editorial review.

Various themes, trends, and fractions of research in innovative teaching and learning:

  • Open Educational Resources / System
  • Learning Analytics / Social Media Analytics
  • Digital Learning Games / Gamification in Education
  • Collaborative Technology / Collaborative Networks
  • Mobile Apps / Mobile Web Apps for Learning
  • Animated Pedagogical Agent / Virtual Assistant
  • Multimedia / Virtual Learning Environments
  • Innovative Learning Models / Instructional Design
  • Computer Science Education / Computational Thinking
  • Social Learning
  • Personalized Learning / Adaptive Learning
  • Technology-enhanced Instructions

This journal accepts articles written in English and Bahasa Melayu

For articles written in Bahasa Melayu, the author must provide abstract in English and Bahasa Melayu.

Originality and length

The usual length of an ITLJ article is between 5000 and 8000 words, including abstract, figures, tables, and references, but occasionally lengths outside this range are accepted. Submissions to ITLJ should be unpublished and not under consideration by another journal or for conference proceedings. Conferences may arrange republication in ITLJ as special recognition for outstanding work. Please note that it is your responsibility to confirm with any relevant conditions in your institution's research management procedures, for example, ethics committee approvals. 


A brief acknowledgment of not more than 50 words should be included at the end of the manuscripts, before the list of references. Acknowledgement could be made to funding body, institution/universities/organization or individual/person.


1. Acknowledgement to funding body (Grant number) : This work was supported by the Trust [grant numbers xxxx, yyyy]; the Natural Environment Research Council [grant number zzzz]; and the Economic and Social Research Council [grant number aaaa]. OR

2. Acknowledgement to institution/universities/organization: We would like to thank XYZ University for their helpful feedback and support. OR

3. Acknowledgement to individual/person: We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our supervisor, Professor John Doe, for his valuable guidance and support throughout the research process. His expertise and insights were invaluable in shaping our research and helping us to overcome challenges.

Peer-Review Process Statement

Review Process

The review process for the Innovative Teaching and Learning Journal is designed to ensure the highest standards of academic integrity and quality. Our process involves the following steps:

  1. Initial Submission and Screening: Upon submission, manuscripts undergo an initial screening by the editorial team to ensure they meet the basic requirements and fit the scope of the journal.

  2. Assignment of Reviewers: Each manuscript that passes the initial screening is assigned to two expert reviewers in the field. We employ a double-blind review approach, where both the reviewers and the authors remain anonymous to each other, to maintain objectivity and impartiality.

  3. Review Duration: The review process typically takes up to 2 months. During this period, reviewers evaluate the manuscript based on its originality, significance, clarity, and contribution to the field of innovative teaching and learning.

  4. Reviewers' Recommendations: Reviewers provide detailed feedback and make one of the following recommendations:

    • Accept without revisions
    • Accept with minor revisions
    • Revise and resubmit
    • Reject
  5. Decision Making: Based on the reviewers' recommendations, the editorial team makes a final decision. Authors are then notified of the outcome and provided with the reviewers' comments to guide any necessary revisions.

  6. Revisions and Resubmission: If revisions are required, authors are given a specific timeframe to resubmit their revised manuscript. The revised version may undergo further review to ensure all concerns have been adequately addressed.

  7. Final Acceptance: Once a manuscript meets all the quality standards and requirements, it is accepted for publication. Authors are informed, and the manuscript is scheduled for publication in an upcoming issue.

We are committed to maintaining a rigorous, fair, and transparent review process to uphold the academic integrity and quality of the Innovative Teaching and Learning Journal.

Author(‘s) can download ITLJ Article Template File for Manuscript preparation from the below link:



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